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Although doctors are usually right, in some cases, they may be suggesting you use a medical remedy that is not doing everything it is supposed to do.
Even before the U.S. government passed official legislation in 1906 establishing what would become the Food and Drug Administration, people recognized the need for regulation of chemicals and devices designed to cure or prevent whatever ails us.
Without regulations, anyone could say anything regarding a drug or device without concern for ramifications. Examples of this are far too prevalent. According to the FDA, in the 1800s, thousands of “medicines” went unproven, their claims unsubstantiated. The mantra of the era was “buyer beware.”
Over the years, the FDA has evolved in response to greater need for government oversight. The regulations that exist today are designed to protect the public from irresponsible pharmaceutical manufacturers as well as companies developing defective or unproven medical devices, technology, and equipment.
The term “medical device” actually encompasses a broad range of items, far more extensive than you might realize. Some obvious examples include pacemakers, X-ray machines, implants, and ultrasound products. Other more basic examples include tongue depressors, bedpans, and thermometers. In fact, according to the FDA, the term basically refers to anything that is nonchemical and designed to assist in the diagnosis of disease or other medical condition, or that condition’s cure, treatment or prevention.
The FDA defines the term “drug” as articles:
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W&L's Ellen Relkin, as lead counsel in the NJ Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stem litigation, played a key role in negotiating the more than $1 billion settlement. Most qualifying plaintiffs will receive $300,000 or more.
W&L helped negotiate one of the largest mass tort settlements in recent history. More than 300 W&L clients are part of the settlement. Claimants had recalled DePuy ASR hips implanted and removed prior to August 31, 2013.
I'm pleased with the results Weitz & Luxenberg achieved for me in my recently settled case. I was suing a hip-replacement company that tried to act like they did nothing wrong. But the fact is they allowed a defective medical device to go out. That was incredibly wrong. This company needed to learn that their actions were incredibly wrong and that there are consequences to your bad actions.